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The latest IDC numbers for smartphone shipments are out, and once again it looks like Android just keeps on moving up. Year over year, Android has gained around 5% in overall market share by number of phones shipped, jumping to 84.7% of all smartphone shipments for Q2 2014. Total Android phone shipments for Q2 rose 33.3% year over year, at 191.5 million units.

Meanwhile, Apple's iOS slipped further back while maintaining its second place spot at 11.7% of shipments (down from 13.2% last year), while Microsoft's Windows Phone fell to 2.5% compared to 3.7% a year ago. Windows Phone, somewhat surprisingly, even saw a decline in total units shipped, down to 7.4 million handsets compared to 8.7 million in the same quarter last year. That's definitely not a great sign.

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The most precipitous fall, though, came all but unexpectedly from BlackBerry, whose shipments have nearly fizzled out. The Canadian smartphone maker managed to get only 1.5 million smartphones out the door during Q2 this year, compared to 6.8 million last year - a decline of 78%. BlackBerry's market share fell accordingly, down to 0.5% from 2.9% a year ago.

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David Ruddock
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  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Poor Blackberry...

    • oneyedmonkey

      Eh.. they only did it to themselves by not growing with the other companies

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        This was their approach to running a mobile technology company:

        http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/harrison-dolittle.jpg

        • Android Developer

          What does it mean?
          That each person there wanted to go to a different direction with the company, but they actually didn't move to anywhere?

          • Christopher Moore

            Might mean that they forgot to watch their asses. You always have to keep your ass in check to make yourself better and not get blindsided. But I could be way off base.

          • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

            Two fold. They had two CEOs at the helm when they ran aground. Also, they just sort of stayed in place and didn't do anything. Perhaps if they moved in one direction or other things might have shaken out differently, but the one thing is clear is that they are beyond fucked.

          • Android Developer

            I see.

  • Thomas’

    I'm fairly surprised by Windows Phone. They did quite well in most European countries in the last year or so, even catching up with iPhones in some countries.

    • Android Developer

      true. I thought they will succeed more, and replace some of IOS's % ...
      I wonder what will happen this year.

      • shonangreg

        MS will pull a Blackberry and try to capitalize on their services to the mobile community, dropping the hardware altogether: no more Windows Phone, no more Surface. They'll go the way of Zune.

        OneNote and all their mobile offerings will get a cross-platform boost and have more and more features enabled on android, iOS, and html5. I think this strategy just might work for them. They do have something to offer as a software/service cloud/company, much moreso than Blackberry did.

        And they'll keep their IP lawyers busy trying to squeeze money from everyone they can sic them on.

        • CoreRooted

          "MS will pull a Blackberry and try to capitalize on their services to the mobile community, dropping the hardware altogether: no more Windows Phone, no more Surface. They'll go the way of Zune."

          I disagree. Microsoft seems to be putting more weight behind their mobile divisions with Windows9 (if rumours are to be believed). Plus, with Windows 8.1, they are allowing more tablets with Intel chipsets to run the full version rather than the crippled RT version.

          Regarding the Google's cloud platform; I agree. I wouldn't go over to Apple though. I've been making a lot of shifts to 3rd party providers for cloud based services (Bitcasa, cloud-based code editors and such). There are somethings we will never be able to remove from Google, but at least 3rd party providers are getting much better at competing.

          • shonangreg

            Agreed about third-party cloud services. That would make for a much more competitive, customer-oriented system than having the hardware/OS vendors handle everything. I should have thought of that. In my own experience, dropbox is much more configurable and mega is much more trustworthy than anything google or microsoft has to offer. Apple should still try to get android-owners business, though. It is a huge market of potential future customers.

            About Microsoft, you might be right, but CEO Satya Nadella appears willing to cut any loss-making ventures that are not necessary for its new cloud-centric mission, whatever that is exactly . . . They've been trying for a while, but they're just falling further behind, at least on phones. Dependence on their own hardware is going to severely limit the larger mission. Nadella is in an unenviable position.

          • Android Developer

            What is the chance for any other OS (other than Android, IOS, and WP) to become a competitor that can fit into the list?
            Which of the other OSs do you think has more chance?
            And which would you like to be there?
            I wonder what's happening with the others, like FF, Tizen and Ubuntu.
            Tizen was supposed to be shipped, but it always gets delayed.
            FF got a bit of success for super cheap phones, but I don't know how popular it really got.
            Ubuntu had really cool features and I thought it had potential, but ever since it ended its time on kickstarter with the Ubuntu-phone (which failed but got a lot of attention), I didn't hear from there anymore.

          • shonangreg

            I think it would be great if ubuntu phone were to work out, but I have very little confidence in Canonical overseeing such a challenge.

            Tizen has a better chance, but wouldn't it come about through Samsung offering low-cost handsets to the developing world, building fully-functional, app-rich ecosystem there, then expanding that into the developed world? I just don't see why anyone would go for that. Android has no competitor at the low end.

            Firefox and other open, html5-based systems, though, they seem to have a plausible path. Html5 apps can already be used cross-platform. Firefox can bridge the divide by basically commoditizating the OS, like Netscape threatened to do to Windows so many years ago.

            At least that is my perhaps naive two cents.

    • bimsebasse

      I'm guessing its presence is pretty negligible in the huge Asian market.

      • Doakie

        Windows Phone holds 26% market share in Vietnam, will get the NL 630 soon

        http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone-holds-26-market-share-in-vietnam-will-get-the-nl-630-soon/

        I dunno. I bet Windows Phone market share is mainly suffering in iPhone obsessed nations like the USA.

      • Himmat Singh

        Oh no. I'm from Malaysia and I have a Lumia 1320. Windows Phone does have a foothold here, maybe as much as 5 - 10%.

        Windows Phone is even more popular in poorer nations such as Vietnam and India, since the low-end Windows Phone have much better performance than the low-end Android ones.

        • G3Sidhu

          Lol no WP is not popular here in India, while Moto G and E are selling like hot cakes.

          Secondly how exactly is India poor?
          You can't just call a country poor.
          Last time I checked GDP of India is 1.8 Trillion USD while of Malaysia it's 300 Billion usd
          If you are talking about per capita income then yes you are right but still its rude to call a country poor.

          • ChrisM40

            I think he means the population as a whole. Indias money is concentrated with just a few people, about a billion of the rest are poor.

          • MKx

            Really? My country is poor. What is so rude about it?

          • Himmat Singh

            Yeah my bad. I should have said low income nations instead of poor nations.

    • archercc

      Yeah, and I am actually seeing more and more of them around. But this is "shipments" so maybe what I am seeing is new-old-stock of discounted phones hitting the streets but that carriers are not replenishing them.

  • AOSPrevails

    More Android, less Samsung%(40%->30%) in Android. Excellent Trend.

    • Android Developer

      How do you know about Samsung from those statistics ?

      • AOSPrevails

        Read the source article at the bottom?
        Operating System Highlights

        Android reached a new record for market share during 2Q14, nearly doubling its share from just three years ago. Samsung once again led the charge, accounting for 29.3% of all Android-powered shipments, down from its 40.0% share of two years ago. Since then, competitors including Coolpad, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Xiaomi, and ZTE have all grown their respective volumes are jockeying for position in the rankings behind Samsung.

        • Android Developer

          oh ok.
          was a matter of time, since there is a huge competition these days.

        • archercc

          Def good for us all. Especially since companies like LG, Lenovo/Moto and the like are putting out some great devices. Now we just need HTC to get their act together (more operationally, make good hardware but the company is a train wreck).

    • X-47B

      What's the use?? This 84% makes less money than than 11% of Apple devices? Majority of Android is for poor people who uses a Android phone as a feature phone (call/sms routine). That's why iOS still has high web traffic even with such low percentage of total volume.

      • thelionk

        At one point, phones will reach a base level that's "good enough". We are pretty close to it already. My Nexus 4 is still plenty good, and new cheap phones like Moto G are starting to come pretty close to my N4.

        Once this happens, that 84% becomes a major audience for app and game makers, as well as content sellers.

      • Leo

        rotfl, don't believe this guy. Most of Apple's money comes from iTunes and the insane profit margin on their mid-range hardware.
        Also, web traffic for Android is difficult to track as, unlike Safari, it does not use standard UA - heck, my Chrome has Frefox Desktop's UA...
        iFail.

      • mikeymushi

        A company called RIM once through like that. "We only need business users and not into making cheap phones" To be successful cast many seeds than you currently need. I think iphone fanboys will be the new long forgotten crackberry fanboys

      • ChrisM40

        Apples real genius isnt in their hardware or software, its in their ability to pass low/midrange off as high end and charge super-high end prices for it.

        • archercc

          Their real genius is their ability to lock a person in. Both into an ecosystem and ideology. It is very much like a religion; which is why they have always used the cult of personality in their marketing. Ghandi never used an Apple Lisa, but you can bet your ass they slathered his likeness all over their ad campaigns back in the day.

      • archercc

        LOL, the girl that makes my morning coffee has a gold iPhone. She is really proud of it, I guess its what is important to the individual that matters.

        I dont know if its really about the "poors." Probably for those devices that arent using Google services but even then you are seeing stratospheric activation rates for new devices with Google services, AKA licensed devices in the western world.

        • Steve Freeman

          My old boss was going to get one of the gold iPhones...and use a full case with it...we didn't stop picking on him for weeks because of that (and yes, it was a him).

      • mark

        I'm not sure that ios users being more likely to check Facebook all day long means android is less of a smartphone. Who cares? I'm not a shareholder, I'm a consumer - a company making more profit is money taken from users not going into the product. Not something to brag about unless you're a shill. The locked down nature of iphones makes them the feature phone.

      • bearballz

        Wow..Android is only for poor people? Just wow..

    • Christopher Moore

      I agree and my last 3 phones were Samsung. I care more about the state of Android than any one OEM. I don't believe that one company should do great while others suffer. I'd rather choose from 10 potential options than 1 or 2. Everybody has different taste. I would love to buy a Motorola phablet running stock Android instead of buying another Note device. Time for other OEM's to step up!

    • KChristainsen

      Is the cool thing to do now is bash Samsung?

      • tdurden64111

        Where have you been?

      • Matthew Fry

        The cool thing is to encourage competition and incentives to innovate within the Android ecosystem.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    All of this is good.

  • Matt

    Minor niggle, but the proper phrasing would be "The most precipitous fall, though, came all but expectedly from Blackberry" not "all but unexpectedly" if it was expected. "All but" is synonymous with "very nearly" or "almost." Unless, that is, you're trying to say Blackberry's demise wasn't expected...which would be kinda weird.

  • z0phi3l

    So is it blacberry or MS that are trying to get the EU to bring up "monopoly" or "anticompetitive" charges agasinst Google.
    Bets anyone?

  • Toboe

    Got estimations on actual use, rather than shippings?

    • Doakie

      Well you better get cold calling people to find out what phone they use. That's going to be very hard to figure out. I don't think actual use really matters because of the fact that companies rarely produce so much of a product that it sits in warehouses by the millions. Shipped numbers are about as accurate you'll get unless you get all carriers, retailers and manufacturers across the world sharing their sales numbers.

      • Toboe

        unique devices connecting to GPLAY, Apples-whatever-store and so on. Would be a theoretical way to measure active devices. (yeah, you can use without internet)

        And it may not be important, but i'd still consider it kinda interesting.

        How is use compared to shipping?

        • KojiroAK

          Well, many of those ~85% don't have the Google Apps, so that wouldn't work out either.

          • Leo

            They are not tracked by IDC

          • KojiroAK

            Sure about that?

          • Leo

            As far as I know, yup,since they're mostly OEMs that rebrand their products (Teclast, Window, etcetera)

          • KojiroAK

            as far as you know you are sure?
            So you aren't sure.
            If they just rebrand, someone has to be the real OEM and then the question is, does IDC count at that one.

          • ChrisM40

            Those without GApps are not tracked, so in reality Android has an even bigger market share.

  • Sigmund

    Well. With this, I can say: Blackberry has died. Is approaching a no-return state, and it's possible that the developers will ran as soon as they see this. There's no market, so no ads or sells, so, no money.

    • PoisonApple31

      Is that an HTC Thunderbolt? That'd be back there by the Blackberry for sure.

      • Gerjannn

        Looks like a HTC Desire HD to me ;)

    • Android Developer

      Cool image. Needs updating though. IOS should be second place, for example.

      • ChrisM40

        Android is actually lapping the IPhone for the 7th time..

        • Android Developer

          7th time of what?
          7 years ago, there wasn't even a smartphone OS competition.
          There wasn't even a single Android device out there...

          • ChrisM40

            We are talking about now. Its lapped iOS 7 times because its outselling by 7 times. Do i really need to explain that?

          • Android Developer

            you wrote "for the 7th time" , which means that there were 6 other times that it has being more popular.
            You didn't write "Android is 7 times more popular than IOS" .

          • Ashen

            He wrote 'lapping for the 7th time', not 'winning the race for the 7th time'.

          • Android Developer

            Sorry. English isn't my main language, so I thought it means what I wrote.
            Can you please re-phrase the meaning of what he meant?

          • ChrisM40

            Your interpretation is somewhat literal don't you think? It was obvious what was meant.

          • Android Developer

            Again, if I didn't understand correctly, please let me know what is wrong and what he really meant. I thought that "for the 7th time" means that there were 6 times before.
            Also I thought that "lapping" means it had the advantage over IOS.

      • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-ZγŒηΎγ‚ŒγŸ!

        No. A more accurate image would show Blackberry far behind, flat face on the floor after trip and fall, IOS tumbling in his expensive high heels, WP getting pulled by a string secretly attached to Android's back.
        ...Aaaand, Android Jetpacking to 90%.

        • Android Developer

          :)
          true true...

  • flosserelli

    The android juggernaut continues to steamroll the competition. Amazing.

    • X-47B

      Except for the part that none of the companies are making any money from Android. It's a race to bottom like PC industry. Just compete on price, rather than quality.

      • Nathan Walters

        And yet who holds the vast majority of the PC market? Yeah, it's not Apple. Extremely high-quality, expensive hardware is fine if you can afford it, but many consumers just want something that won't break the bank. Apple is in no position to provide cheap devices for the masses, what with the ridiculous markup they put on all their products.

        • Android Developer

          true.
          btw, "expensive" mean that most people can't afford it easily...

          • Nathan Walters

            I'm well aware of what expensive means.

      • flosserelli

        Sure, if you conveniently ignore the fact that Samsung Mobile posted an operating profit of $4.31 billion on $27.72 billion in revenue for Q2 2014. But don't let facts stand in your way of trolling.

      • ChrisM40

        Actually Android OEMs are making about the sort of money they should be making and traditionally did make, its Apple that is the one thats out of proportion. Thats what happens when you sell a $300 phone for $700 to idiots.

  • Damian

    I wonder what lie about iOS will be told on the next Apple Keynote in September.

    • Blue Sun

      You mean there will only be one?

      • Toboe

        The one told with the most (figurative) confetti.

    • X-47B

      It's very easy. They will show web traffic numbers. Search..

      • sabby

        No they won't android surpassed it

      • ChrisM40

        Thats because iOS uses more data to do the same things..

        We all know iOS users never shut the hell up and never stop posting vacuous crap about themselves every 30 seconds. Its not a good thing..

    • Android Developer

      The usual stuff.
      The fragmentation, the GB version percentage, the money IOS developers make compared to Android's, that IOS apps are published before Android apps, the malware,...

      • Thomas’

        They didn't mention the revenue this time anymore. Looks like they ran out of favorable sub-statistics.

        • Android Developer

          I do wonder though why do some companies first publish apps for IOS.
          I've asked this question to the company that made "beauty-mirror" app. They told me it's this way becauae of "business reasons" and didn't want to give any more details.

  • AbbyZFresh

    At this growth rate, Android will literally own 90%+ of the market by next year. Reminds me too much of Windows monopoly. And that's not good. Google needs to be cautious with having that much power over the market, the EU is hoping for even a single reason to cut them down to size no matter what.

    • Doakie

      This is just about the perfect time for Google to release official apps for Windows Phone to bleed of a little bit of that OS market share, but they could still keep customers locked into their services.

      • Imparus

        Not really, a 34% market share decrease makes that quite a terrible idea.

        • Doakie

          But if they bolstered the competition who is waning they could turn that around easy and still have people using a lot of their services in hopes to stave off monopoly argument. Remember Google still makes the largest portion of their money through search queries.

    • Steffen Laursen

      I'd say, that Android OS' marketshare isn't too much of a problem since it is free and open source. The Google ecosystem marketshare, on the other hand, that's a real problem. However, as long as Google allows installation of other app stores I think that things aren't too bad. Though I would like to see alternative app stores way more promoted and integrated. Make it a truly open, connected ecosystem of app stores.

      Should Google some day go completely monolithic on Android, it is at least quite easy for third parties to fork Android and let the OS live on due to the relative open nature of Android.

      What I'd like to see in the future is an even more open Android platform with easy access to competitors' services and stores. One open platform, but with many content providers. At the moment I think Android is the lesser evil, compared to a similar situation with Microsoft or Apple on top.

      (I'd also like to see other open source OS'es succeed and gain a proper foothold over the monolithic, proprietary OS'es/ecosystems)

  • Microcrap

    Good to see windumb phone dropping. The microshit tribe losers over on the verge must be frothing more than usual! Lol.

    • Doakie

      Hmm. I love Android and Windows Phone except I can't use Windows Phone as a daily driver because of a few key apps that are missing. But what caused you to hate Windows Phone so bad? Did a Microsoft delivery truck back over your puppy? It's even in your name. You're nucking futs.

      • Calvin Uijlen

        Microsoft is bad and therefore Windows Phone is bad.
        And WP is just iOS with multiple OEMs..

      • Dominick White

        I say Windows phone is bad cause i can't just plug a Windows phone into my windows computer and just start transferring files

        • Doakie

          Hmm. I never have thought of that as a deal breaker.

          • Dominick White

            Its a pain in the butt. I don't see why they can't just make it easy like android /ios

    • niuguy

      Windumb phone? Microshit tribe losers? My brain hurts. :(

  • me me

    Hey I have cunning plan, let's make a closed platform we totally control and lock it down and make every excuse to charge money.

    That will sell.

    Ooops. Darn it.

  • Lawrence

    This is great an all world wide but I think some of the bigger numbers for Google is that it's losing share at Apple's expense in the US.

    • AbbyZFresh

      The US is only one market. Plus the US is where Google has the least share in many of their services anyway since MS, Apple, and Yahoo have a much bigger presence here. The worldwide market still heavily favors towards Google(except China)

      • David

        Exactly, and Asia is where things can, and will, dramatically change in the immediate future. The markets are not even close to saturation, many first-time smartphone buyers, and Google already has all the Android partners in place to collect the ripe fruits of that strategy. The gears are already in motion, actually.

        Considering Android broke all predictions made back in 2011 (400-500 mi for the whole year of 2014, now having basically half of that in a quarter), I don't see how this tide can be stopped. Be prepared for Android to reach stratospheric heights in shipments, while locking up the market share.

    • flosserelli

      The US market is a drop in the bucket compared to the global market. China is the single largest market, where Apple had a 12% decline during Q2 2104. You don't need a marketing degree to know that if a product is suffering double-digit decline in the world's largest market, that is not a good sign.

  • Richard

    The reason is simple. Android is the most functional mobile OS around. iOS and WP are nothing more than proprietary feature phones.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Or maybe because it's cheap to use? How about the user experience?

      • David

        Or maybe because of everything? There is the cheap, the bad, the ugly, the good, the excellent, the expensive, the golden, the simple, the complex, the original, the copycat.

        As complex as the world is, only a versatile system can cater to everyone's needs. Poor iOS, nothing against it, but it never had a chance before the swarm.

        • X-47B

          Infact Apple is the only company making money, which Android OEM is making money now?
          Apple's 11% market made more money than 85% of Android devices. How's that for a good business? And if Apple continues to sell around 35-40m devices each Q, they have nothing to worry about. Can't say the same for HTC/Moto/LG/Sony etc., All of them are losing money every Q.

          • Steffen Laursen

            I prefer consumers to be happy, rather than the stockholders. Everyone is a consumer, but not everyone is a stockholder.

          • Android Developer

            Good opinion.
            Power to the people . :)

          • Imparus

            "Infact Apple is the only company making money, which Android OEM is making money now?"
            Samsung, also quite a few chinese company are making money.
            However the question is why should we as consumer care much about this?

          • David

            Besides, that was an straw man. The point wasn't about whoever is making more money. It's about market share in an article about market share. The fact that he needed to reply with such a disappointing argument tells quite a lot, in fact. And even if we would play by that argument, the OEMs he mention are only surviving because of Android. Otherwise, they would have been engulfed by the iPhone world by now, without a platform to offer.

            The point, again, is that Google adapted the Windows PC strategy in the mobile world, similar to what MS did in the 80s and 90s: provide a compelling system for the masses, an incentive to the hardware industry to push forward (Android allowed players to do the impossible: challenge the gorilla in the room that is Intel), and, finally, a platform for OEMs to play with and have a chance of competing.

            Again, Apple never had a chance (in market share). Just like, for some of the same reasons (besides others), they never had a chance in the Wintel world.

          • Leo

            Apple's Defense Force is out in droves. Umad? :)
            Although your history tells otherwise, account hijack?

            Anyway, Apple makes money basically thanks to iTunes, which is convenient as they tend to roll up statistics into larger labels to avoid admitting failure (e.g. 5c and the iPad Mini). Moreover, when they sell mid-range hardware with a 35% profit margin it's easy to stay afloat. Might not work anymore should the US behave as the rest of the world...

          • ChrisM40

            More like 40%.

            I agree, without the US market Apple is nowhere. Lets also rememeber devices without Gapps are not counted.

    • X-47B

      Nope, because it's dirt cheap.

      • ChrisM40

        The iPhone is dirt cheap they just sell it for a boatload. The MotoG is higher spec, but the iPhone has $20 worth of metal on it (that Apple sells for an extra $500).

      • Richard

        Not really, in markets like India WP devices like the low end lumias haven't sold much at all even though they come with Nokia's branding. It's not just pricing, the lack of functionality drives people away.

        And damn, WP 7 was truly designed for feature phones. They didn't come with basic stuff like file management or bluetooth transfers.

    • Morten Ulveseth

      Don't be such a fanboy. iOS is a powerful and highly polished smartphone OS. Calling it a feature phone is silly, as it is clearly 100% a smartphone.

      You can do everything with iOS as you can do on Android and its even better in use than Android. With iOS8, even more so, not to mentioned that they get proper sceen sizes now. Not that we have less to look forward to with Android L though.

      • ChrisM40

        iOS is hardly any futher along the road than Symbian was apart from touch. Yes its smart, as was symbian, but not very. Its far to controlled .

        • Morten Ulveseth

          Its not smart? Are you joking? Symbian could do a lot, but it was not user friendly at all. iOS can do much more at the same time being easy and enjoyable to use. As computing devices should be. Not a source of frustration. That is what smart truly is.

          What are some features that iOS lack, that you consider to the requirement for a "smartphone"?

          edit: I get the Apple hate, I hate them too on many levels, but there is no denying that their devices are marvels of technology.

          • ChrisM40

            Ease of use has nothing to do with being smart or not, plenty of Linuxs distros are about as user unfriendly as possible, it doesn't make them 'dumb'.

            Being smart means functionality, the ability to adapt, the ability to be customised. Smart is purely adaptability and expandability, on that front iOS is very severely lacking.

          • kirk

            Maybe, it's changed with some update.

            But try to send an iOS user an email with a .zip attached and get ready to giggle.

          • Richard

            How about decent file management?

            https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3899377?tstart=0

            See, that's the case of one guy struggling to attach multiple files due to the way iOS works. And I'm certain the situation hasn't improved even with iOS8.

            On any android device, you finish typing your email, click attach, and use your file manager to pick one or more file attachments.

            And yes, this is something s60v5 could do that iOS 8 can't. :)

  • Himmat Singh

    I just feel sad for BlackBerry. They had all the time in the world to turn around and focus on touchscreen smartphones. But they waited a tad too long.

    I'm hoping for a miracle for them to join back in the competition, but it looks like the grave it is.

  • shamatuu

    It was destiny.

  • thelionk

    84.7% hum, that's when I start to actually worry a bit. I love Android, but I don't want another Windows. Eh, at least it's mostly open source.

  • Tim Cook CEO Apple

    Haha shitcrosoft windumb phone is dead!

    So happy to see that!

    Also good to see.the iPhone getting a swift kick to the chops by the boss Google.

  • M Santos

    Very bad... it's important to have competition!

    • EU Competition Commissioner

      What is Google meant to do if the competition just can't keep up? Make their product worse?

      Consumer loses. It'd be like Audi removing their engines and poking holes in the floor to make them like bikes.

  • jeffhesser

    Go back in time 5 - 6 years ago and try to tell past me (who is holding a 3G or 3GS) that Android phones will account for almost 85% of new smartphone sales... I'd call you a crazy person. Amazing how quickly the landscape changes these days.

  • http://www.daverobertson.me Dave Robertson

    This growth must be somewhere other than London... every time I get on a train I'm surrounded by iPhones :(

  • tdurden64111

    itshappening.gif

  • Matt

    In 5 years WP still looks the same. What were they thinking? Give people choice at least, tiles are ugly, boring and now they are also very old -.-

  • Dave

    News is though that WP is losing both in market share and shipments.

  • Andreas Brandenborg

    And that has made the EU scared. So now they are launching an investigation regarding monopoly.

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